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REMINDERVILLE -- The village is on the hunt for a new director of operations after Mario Molina, who was hired in the position in February, retired June 9.
"We are looking already," said Mayor Sam Alonso. "We are hoping to fill the position as soon as we can. We have a good team of people, we are all pitching in."
Alonso added that he hoped Molina "has a good retirement."
The director of operations is paid $45,000 per year. Duties include operational oversight of the Reminderville Athletic Club and service duties that were transferred to the new position when former Service Director Sam Scaffide left, including road and infrastructure maintenance.
The RAC employs two people full time (the director of operations and a programming director) and 20 to 25 people part time (lifeguards, latchkey workers and program instructors) and has more than 4,300 members.
"To see the athletic club come to fruition, it really still is more exciting than when I bought my first home," Molina said after his February hire. "To see people using the facility and the facility staying full is just awesome ... It took all of us -- especially the last group of Councilors --- to get where we are."
Molina, who has lived in the village since 1985, served on Village Council from 2001 to 2004 and again from 2011 to 2016, serving his last five years as Council president.
H said he was "very much looking forward to" retirement. He said he looked forward to "relaxing, sight-seeing, getting stuff done around the house and just enjoying life."
"I love the community," Molina said. "I love the village. I've seen the progress and how far we've come. I'd like to thank the mayor for all he's done for Reminderville and the support he's given me."